Since 2013, Petr Štědroň has been the director of Theatre Na zábradlí. Dora Štědroňová is the artistic director and Jan Mikulášek is the head director. Together they have formed an artistically strong managing group admired by the audience and appreciated by critics. The production Velvet Havel, directed by Jan Frič, was a huge success in 2014, winning all categories of the Theatre Critics’ Awards and earning Theatre Na zábradlí the title “Theatre of the Year 2014”. In the following years, director David Jařab and set designer Marek Cpin were also awarded for their creative achievements at Zábradlí.

The theatre’s dramaturgy is currently following the path of original productions (for example Hedonists, Hamlets or the documentary Discoland), dramatizations of novels (like Bernhard’s Woodcutters or Daňa Horáková’s autobiographical book About Pavel) and radical interpretations of classics (such as Balzac’s Lost Illusions or the adaptation of Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy). In recent years, the theatre’s artistic management has been enriched by the widely acclaimed young dramaturgs Petr Erbes and Boris Jedinák, who have contributed fresh poetics of semi-documentary productions to the repertoire.

Divadlo Na zábradlí also regularly prepares various additional programmes for its audiences. Approximately three times a month, it organizes post-performance discussions or dramaturgical introductions with the creators of the productions, and it also produces two podcast series on different streaming platforms. The theatre life also includes a cosy café, which functions as a meeting place, a cultural space and a place to relax over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Both the café and the theatre foyer also provide space for exhibitions by allied artists or for community events such as Christmas fairs or the European Theatre Night. Since the 2022/2023 season, Divadlo Na zábradlí has been running a Patrons’ Club, providing special bonus programmes to its most loyal visitors who choose to support the theatre financially, building a theatre community based on shared experiences in both the auditorium and the backstage.

The ensemble of Divadlo Na zábradlí regularly performs on stages and at festivals at home and abroad – it regularly visits Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, but has also performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Colombia, the United States and other countries.

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